Picture of first sit-in August 13, 1960 and closed lunch counter. “It was never about a hot dog and a Coke®!” More »

Civil Rights Marker in downtown Jacksonville-Hemming Park/Plaza. More »

With Stetson Kennedy and Wayne Greenhaw. More »

Members of the 1960 Jacksonville Youth Council NAACP TODAY---with Marjorie Meeks Brown, Dr. Arnett E. Girardeau, Iona Godfrey King, Rometa Graham Porter, Isaac Carnes, Alton Yates. More »

With NAACP National Executive Secretary Roy Wilkins in 1960 when he spoke in Jacksonville at one of the NAACP Mass Meetings. More »

Receiving Bronze Medal as a Florida Book Awards Winner--with Wayne Wiegand. More »

With Dr. Michael Eric Dyson-Speaker at the 2009 Jacksonville Branch NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner. More »

Speaker-City of Jacksonville Dr. Martin Luther King Breakfast More »

With Dr. Charles Ogletree, the Harvard Law School Jesse Climenko Professor of Law, and Founding and Executive Director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice...and the Speaker at the 2008 Jacksonville Branch NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner. Dr. Ogletree taught both Michelle Obama and President Obama at Harvard Law School. More »

Ruby Hurley and Ella Baker, two of 12 Civil Rights Icons immortalized in the 2009 USPS Stamp Issue-Civil Rights Pioneers. More »

Mrs. Ruby Hurley, Southeastern Regional Director NAACP and our 1960 NAACP Youth Council Surrogate Mother. More »

With Civil Rights Icon and Congressman John Lewis More »

50th Anniversary Commemoration of the 1960 Sit-ins and Ax Handle Saturday with members of the 1960 Jacksonville Youth Council NAACP. From left...Issac Carnes, Marjorie Meeks Brown, Mary Chisholm Underwood, Iona Godfrey King, and Ann Albertie Hurst (yep my wife). In the rear of the Pulpit area at Bethel Baptist Institutional Church...from left...Ms. Adora Nweze, President of the Florida State Conference of Branches NAACP; Rev. Dr. Randolph Bracy; Isaiah Rumlin, President of the Jacksonville Branch; and Bethel Senior Co-Pastor, Bishop Rudolph McKissick Sr. More »

Jacksonville Branch NAACP 2012 Freedom Fund Dinner More »

With Dr. Jelani Cobb at the 98th ASALH Annual Convention in Jacksonville October 2-6, 2013. More »

Dr. Johnnetta Cole, Speaker at the 2013 ASALH National Convention Banquet in Jacksonville, Florida. More »

Dr. Robert Hayling, Me, and Charlie Cobb at the 2014 Florida Heritage Book Festival for our presentation on the Civil Rights/Freedom Summer Movement. More »

 

Another Black Death.

Video shows another Unarmed Black Teen-ager KBP…Killed By Police.

ANOTHER BLACK PERSON KILLED BY CHICAGO POLICE WHO DECIDED THEY WERE JUDGE, JURY, AND EXECUTIONER. Vicious Video showing a Vicious Killing by Police of another Black Teen-ager. Now The Chicago Chief of Police wants to reconsider tactics AFTER Cowboy Chicago Police shoot into a moving car putting citizens at risk, including other officers? And the person who was in the car DID NOT shoot at the police. There was NO gun. Do you shoot and kill someone who has stolen a car? Is that an offense punishable by death? And the hue and cry is "Trust the Police." Really?

The Struggle Continues. RLHSR.

DISRESPECTFUL OCCUPATION TROOPS!

Police are Occupation Troops in the Black Community.

Earledreka White and Officer Gentian Luca (YouTube)

TOTAL DISRESPECT AND JUST DON'T GIVE A DAMN. This young lady spent TWO days in jail and did nothing to receive this harassment and degrading treatment. This racist cop will more than likely walk away from this incident like nothing ever happened. Your only option is to sue and sue good…and White America asks why there is tension between the Black community and the police? What is so obvious and vile and insulting is that a White Police officer WOULD NEVER treat a WHITE FEMALE this way. This is the epitome of White Privilege and White Supremacy.

The Struggle Continues. RLHSR.

Charles Barkley Knows Not…And Knows Not That He Knows Not.

Charles Barkley—Just another clueless Black clown picked by Whites to talk about race

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JUNE 06: Former NBA player and basketball analyst Charles Barkley before a game between the Chicago Cubs and the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on June 6, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

A "Charles Barkley" happens as the host of traveling conversations about race when Whites like what he—Charles—says. Not that he says anything profound, in fact just the opposite. Yet another example of Whites…who make these decisions at the networks…knowing what is best for Blacks and how we should think. You know, The White Expert Thing. Charles Barkley is stupid when it comes to race and his being Black is no different than Herman Cain or Allen West or Clarence Thomas or Ben Carson being Black. It is simply a mistake of biological categorization.

Can you see the trend? White folks love these Blacks because they know they have no integrity and apparently do not love their Black skin. Charles Barkley hosting, not 1 …not 2 …but 6…programs about Race is a Joke….and Black folks are Corresponding Jokes if they tune in to watch this charade. It has nothing to do with seeing what he will say and what others will say. It has everything to do with our subscribing to and entertaining foolishness about race and racism …when there is so much at stake.

The Struggle Continues. RLHSR.

Black Lives DO Matter!

This is an official statement (just released) by the veterans of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) on Black Lives Matter. It was sent to me by my friend Charlie Cobb, one of the original program coordinators of SNCC…..the writer of the Freedom Summer (1964) Programs ….a member of the SNCC Legacy Project's Board of Directors …and working on the SNCC Legacy Project at Duke University. It is quite instructive. Send it to your Black Friends and your White Friends who simply do not understand.
 
 
July 29, 2016
 
 
To our brothers and sisters of the ‪#‎BlackLivesMatter‬ Movement,
Website: www.sncclegacyproject.org
Email: info@sncclegacyproject.org
 
 
A growing chorus of conservative voices proclaims that the #BlackLivesMatter Movement is a terrorist group. These voices also claim that the very declaration that Black lives matter is racist, because all lives matter. This claim is a deliberate, cynical deception.
Indeed, it is both ignorant and malicious to insist that this generation should not cry out against unjust Black murders unless and until ‘all’ murders have been eliminated. Fortunately, today, as in the past, the protestors who have taken to the streets against police violence will not be intimidated by slander or mischaracterizations as “racist” or “terrorist sympathizers” born of the fear, ignorance and malice of their would-be critics. The interracial shoulder-to-shoulder bond of #BlackLivesMatter demonstrators belies the hypocrisy of such would-be detractors.
 
The reason for today’s powerful and persistent insistence that Black lives matter is based on the irrefutable evidence throughout American history that Black lives have never mattered. The Black lives that were enslaved for 250 years never much mattered beyond the kind of economic concern held for livestock. The Black lives that suffered a hundred years of brutal segregation and discrimination following slavery’s abolition never mattered until Black people themselves raised their voices loudly in demand and battered down the walls denying their humanity. We in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) were part of that long struggle in the 1960s. We were met with harassment and resistance that included murder and other forms of violence.
 
The voices of white supremacy insisted that Black lives were not human lives and any claim to human rights was subversive and threatening to the country. With their protests and demands, the Movement for Black lives is continuing to exercise their rights, guaranteed to all Americans under the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. We, the still-active radicals who were SNCC, salute today’s Movement for Black lives for taking hold of the torch to continue to light this flame of truth for a knowingly forgetful world!
So, as Willie “The Lion” Smith, Ma Rainey, and Bessie Smith used to say when they yielded the stage to the then-younger Muddy Waters, Lionel Hampton, Billie Holiday, and Louie Armstrong, after having played and sung themselves out by one or two o’clock in the morning on Beale Street, Rampart and Basin Streets, we of yesterday’s SNCC say to today’s #BlackLivesMatter, “Y’all take it from here. . .!”

“But, you know all the while, we still be humming with you in the background”…and sometimes while we walk beside you.
 
The struggle continues,
 
 
SNCC
 

YES IT DOES. RLHSR.

Slaves Built The White House.

Yes White America…Slaves Built The White House.

“I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves,” First Lady Michelle Obama said when she addressed the first night of the 2016 Democratic National Convention. And Racist White America had "a going and coming" Diarrhea Hemorrhage with a protracted denial that Slaves built the White House. After the brouhaha, Politifact did a solid job looking into whether the first lady was correct. SPOILER ALERT!!! SHE WAS.

 
PolitiFact cited the White House Historical Association, a private preservation and education group for the residence, which actually has a web page devoted to this question. The response reads, in part: Construction on the president’s house began in 1792 in Washington, D.C., a new capital situated in a sparsely settled region far from a major population center. The decision to place the capital on land ceded by two slave states—Virginia and Maryland—ultimately influenced the acquisition of laborers to construct its public buildings. The D.C. commissioners, charged by Congress with building the new city under the direction of the president, initially planned to import workers from Europe to meet their labor needs. However, response to recruitment was dismal and soon they turned to African American(s)—enslaved and free—to provide the bulk of labor that built the White House, the United States Capitol, and other early government buildings. “Enslaved people quarried and cut the rough stone that was later dressed and laid by Scottish masons to erect the walls of the president’s house. The slaves joined a workforce that included local white laborers and artisans from Maryland and Virginia, as well as immigrants from Ireland, Scotland and other European nations.”

The First Lady's remark also prompted Bill O’Reilly, Head Resident Racist on the FOX Infotainment Channel to pathetically delve into the history of the construction of the White House. But the history lesson he provided his Fox News viewers on Tuesday was like one that would’ve been taught in Richmond in 1850. After acknowledging that Michelle Obama’s comment was factually correct and providing a bit of the backstory, O’Reilly — a former history teacher — asserted that “Slaves that worked there were well fed and had decent lodgings provided by the government, which stopped hiring slave labor in 1802.” Then the flood gates really opened.

Liam Hogan, a historian whose work focuses on slavery, noted on Twitter that O’Reilly’s comments are reminiscent of “how chattel slavery was defended by slave owners and pro-slavery interests.” To cite just one example, a U.S. history primer put together by the Independence Hall Association notes that “defenders of slavery argued that by comparison with the poor of Europe and the workers in the Northern states, that slaves were better cared for. They said that their owners would protect and assist them when they were sick and aged, unlike those who, once fired from their work, were left to fend helplessly for themselves.”
 
Hogan cited comments made by First Lady Abigail Adams, wife of America's second President John Adams in 1800, who wrote that White House slaves were in fact “half fed, and destitute of clothing.”The reality, Hogan added, is that enslaved persons were “treated like livestock.” Hogan said that based on his study of the literature, “I can’t see any basis… to justify a claim of [slaves] being ‘treated well.’ It’s kind of oxymoronic in the context of man as chattel property.” To further illustrate his point, Hogan shared a story about an ad White House architect James Hoban placed for a runaway slave named “Peter” in 1789. Three years later, Peter had apparently been recaptured and was listed as being among the slaves working for Hoban at the White House. Most of the slaves that worked on the White House and Capitol were leased, and it stands to reason that slaves in that circumstance would be treated worse than slaves put to work by masters who owned them. But, as Hogan writes, Peter “was willing to risk life and limb to escape his bondage” — hardly the behavior one would expect from a slave who is being “well fed” and kept in “decent lodgings.”
 
Once again, White America will not own up to Slavery and the resulting Racism which came out of Slavery.
 
MEMO TO WHITE AMERICA…The White House was not built by Habitat for Humanity, and Slaves were not outfitted by NIKE.
 
The Struggle Continues. RLHSR.

Cowford…Forever?

JACKSONVILLE IS A RACIST COMMUNITY AND NO MATTER HOW MUCH YOU HOLD OUT HOPE THAT JACKSONVILLE WILL CHANGE, THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL GETS DIMMER AND DIMMER. THIS IS A RANT ABOUT RACISM, AND IT IS LONG.
 
I am a Jacksonville Native, and no one has to explain to me the who, what, where, why, and how about Jacksonville’s Racism. From age 11 when at the invitation of my 8th grade American History teacher Rutledge Pearson, I joined the Jacksonville Youth Council NAACP, I learned firsthand what Racism was and is, AND I—ME— made the decision to fight racism. It is a fight where I learned early, you CAN get tired BUT you CANNOT get Weary. James Weldon Johnson first echoed those sentiments when he penned ‘God of our Weary Years' in the beginning of the 3rd verse of his Masterful and Majestic Hymn “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing.” Which brings me the point of this Rant…yes a full blown Rant about Racist Jacksonville. There is an Exhibit at the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens based on James Weldon Johnson’s “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing.” It is called “LIFT.” It is Outstanding and great tribute to a great man.
 
Cummer Museum's Incomparable Director Hope McMath, with coordinated help from the Ritz Theatre and Museum's eminent Director Adonnica Toler, contacted 10 exquisitely talented artists—BOTH Black and White—to express their impressions of Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing. When I tell you there are not ten more gifted artists-including a photographer- anywhere in this country, I am not proverbially blowing smoke. Not only are they gifted and talented and brilliant, they are warm and passionate about what they create. Expressions of themselves that reflect what they feel James Weldon Johnson was saying and the impact of his great lyrics. The beauty of Art and the Art of beauty. No problem Right? Accolades to the brilliant Art …which crosses all racial spectrums Right? WRONG! This exhibit has been met with racist and rancorous reactions from many of the Museum’s White subscribers and other Whites in Jacksonville who are not even members of Cummer. (See Hope McMath’s Facebook posts.)
 
Though this is an exhibit in a heretofore White Museum featuring Black artists inspired by a Black Renaissance Man from Jacksonville, and money sponsoring the exhibit is not an issue, the racist reaction to the exhibit shines a spotlight on the larger issue here… JACKSONVILLE REFUSES TO GET OUT OF ITS RACIST WAY. From Ax Handle Saturday to the integration of the schools to changing the name of a school that Jacksonville’s 1959 school board named for a slave trader and the founder of the Ku Klux Klan, Nathan Bedford Forrest, Jacksonville HAS NEVER MATURELY confronted its racial problems, not then and not now…including the four years of a Black mayor. These are but a few examples of the many examples of Jacksonville being Jacksonville. Which is one of the reasons you never hear —certainly I never say—the words “progressive” and “Jacksonville” in the same sentence.
 
For those who would say, are you really that upset because of an exhibit? The answer is YES! The reaction by some in Jacksonville’s White Community is systemic of Jacksonville’s racial history, and how White Jacksonville has always dealt with racial issues with violence or an obnoxious and distasteful push back… and in this instance to an exhibit based on THE International Tour De Force by one of Jacksonville’s Native Sons. A Native Son, who by the way, White Jacksonville still does not acknowledge with the Excellence James Weldon Johnson deserves. The fallout is very simple and distasteful and for me, expected.
 
Jacksonville refuses to enter the 21st century and deal with its racist problems …whether it is glorifying a Confederate soldier statue and the War to Overthrow the United States of America by the enemy government called the Confederacy in the middle of downtown Hemming Park … correspondingly moving (and maybe even trying to hide) the marker about Ax Handle Saturday also in Hemming Park… treating schools in the Black community as an end note with ridiculous reasons to change their missions or close them… school administrators especially Black School Administrators not having the “balls” to do the right things in Black schools for fear someone is looking over their shoulders…ALL the Institutions of Higher Education passively sitting on the educational sidelines as the real civil rights history and the real Black history of Jacksonville, the state of Florida, and the nation simply passes them by…Black elected officials and White elected officials who are obviously too afraid or too indifferent or too timid to get in the mix and talk about Racism and try to do something about the Racism in Jacksonville—especially when the TV cameras are not on…Black Ministers who are obviously too afraid or too indifferent or too timid to deal with issues that affect their Black congregations while also teaching and preaching the Word…and Black congregations obviously too afraid or too indifferent too timid to tell their ministers to say something from the pulpit about these issues that affect us.
 
Racism is Real. Racism, whether thought of as Political or not represents Black Life Issues. YES! Jacksonville is complicit in its racism by its silence. Jacksonville really never should have changed its name from Cowford. Just call Jacksonville —Cowford WITH an NFL football team. That is why my hat is always off to media types like Tonyaa Weathersbee who is the only media writer in this town not afraid to call Racism…. Racism…and not afraid to call out Jacksonville’s racism. It has probably cost her too.

Are Jacksonville's “City leaders” SO BLIND that they cannot see what is happening to their City or do they Just Not Give a Damn. Jacksonville is once again at another racial crossroad and not because of an exhibit at a museum, but Jacksonville’s City Leaders apparently think they will get a different result by doing the same thing over and over and over again…saying nothing and keeping their heads in a hole in the sand. In fact Jacksonville lives at a racial crossroad…and Jacksonville has NEVER taken the right Racial Path. WILL JACKSONVILLE EVER WAKE-UP? In the meantime, for those of you who are fighting and who are MATURE enough to understand the fight against Racism is a marathon not a sprint, Teach our Young People. Take them to see the exhibit. It is definitely worth the trip and unforgettable learning experience. One day Jacksonville might do better and clean up the mess it is leaving for its young people. Here's to Hope and Beauty and Art and CONTINUING to Fight Racism and STAYING in the Struggle.

The Struggle Continues.  RLHSR.

Donald Trump, Racist and Republi-cant Presidential Candidate

DONALD TRUMP WAS AT HIS NEGATIVE “RACIST BEST” LAST NIGHT. And if you are a Donald Trump supporter you ate it up…which also means you are a Racist. You can deny Donald Trump is a racist and that you are, by liking what he stands for if you must, but it is obvious and not even painfully obvious. Just Obvious.
 
Donald Trump’s speech last night was dark, negative, nasty, and —according to the political pundits and fact checkers— full of lies. I did not watch it. I never intended to watch it. I knew what the speech would be…I knew what the Racist would say…and I was not disappointed. Like I said before, I do not have to watch a Klan meeting to know what The Klan will talk about. I read enough of the excerpts this morning to recognize that the racist diatribe spewing forth from his racist lips was as “Red Meat” as Red Meat could be. NO surprise there.
 
What is truly incredulous and surprising is that some folks actually thought that Donald Trump The Racist would say something to “unite”—their word—this country. Why? I have no idea. Or as Rudy Giuliani yelled and sputtered a few nights ago, “There is no White America! There is no Black America! There is just America!” Which is Bull crap and Rudy knows it is Bull crap when as the “RACIST CZAR” of New York, he did as much as "racistly" possible to make sure it was a White America and a Black America. That is how America's born, bred and created Institution of Racism works. You Divide. You Do Not Unite.
 
Donald Trump’s speech was obviously directed to White Republicant Male America who, I guess, are feeling better today about their newest White Knight in shining armor riding to “rescue America” after losing the most powerful position in the world TWICE to a Black man. Donald Trump is their newest White Hope after spending EIGHT excruciating years –for them–having to look at an intelligent and effective Black leader as President of the United States who spent a lot of time cleaning up the mess left by George W. Bush, and fighting White Republicants who would rather see this country go down the tubes than support programs he proposed to help ALL of America. John McCain and Mitt Romney could not beat Senator Barack Obama and then President Obama. So you figure what the Hell, let’s go full-throat and return to the Republicant Southern political strategy of Race, Racism and Fear…you know the strategy which works best for Racists.
 
It is unfortunate to even have a conversation about electing an Overt racist as president of the United States of America which in actuality shows how racist and hypocritical this country is and really has been for a while. Donald Trump will LOSE because ALL those groups he has insulted… The Blacks, The Latinos, The LGBT Community, The Muslims, The Physically-challenged, The Veterans…coupled with progressive Americans and YES THE WOMEN will register and go to the polls to vote for Hillary Clinton in droves. When Your Political Racism loses AGAIN White Republicant Male America, maybe you and your party…Your Racist Republicant Party…will regroup to once again try and analyze what went wrong. And that is sad for you. Figure it out for yourself. It might not be obvious to you but it is obvious to those INSULTED groups who make up the rest of America. Although it is a work in progress, THEY know what to do to KEEP AMERICA GREAT!

The Struggle Continues. RLHSR.

Republicants and The Press and Racism…3 Losers in a POD!!

WE HAVE SEEN IGNOMINIOUS LOSERS BY THE DOZENS PARADE BEFORE A SEA OF WHITE PEOPLE and other erstwhile Racists called the 2016 Republicant Convention in the pretext of glorifying the Republicant Party's nominee Donald Trump. Yet the real reason is, this same sea of Whites are there to glorify the Racism of Donald Trump. How can you talk about the bombastic cowardly racist wimp Donald without talking about how he has denigrated Women, Blacks, Latinos, Physically-Challenged persons, Immigrants, Religious Groups and the list goes on and on and on? In the meantime, the press and their infotainment reporters continue to gush about the racist and his family. Like it or not and admit it or not, if you are the head of a family and you are anti-Women, anti-Black, Anti-Latino, anti-LGBT, Anti-Muslim, and Anti-Immigrant, and your family does not object, then your family by extension embrace and endorse your racist ideology and your racist philosophy. On this count, the press goes silent.
 
There was once a time when the press did its job of informing and reporting and researching news, but no more. As we have seen in recent months and years, the traditional press/media is a pathetic shell of itself seeking to sell newspapers, boost TV ratings, and sell online news (?) subscriptions by any means necessary. How can you not talk about this sea of White folks who hang on THE Racist's every word? Complicity by silence and neglect.
 
Donald Trump does not wear a Klan robe but he is nonetheless just as big a racist that you will find at any Klan meeting. There are those who would say…“Just because I am supporting and voting for Donald Trump … and though he might have views that are considered racist by some …does not mean I am racist.” Well then Tell Me What Does It Mean? MEMO TO WHITE AMERICA—If you are a voting for Donald Trump with all of his racist views, then you are as much a Racist as he is. You can accuse me of playing the Race Card if you will, except it is not the Race Card. It is called the Core Racist Attitudes of the American Institution of Racism and they were created by White America.
 
We have had Racist Presidents before…Andrew Johnson and Woodrow Wilson immediately come to mind. Donald Trump is a bad weather day or a natural disaster or an Election Day Calamity away from being the first OVERTLY Racist President of the United States strictly running on a Racist Platform. Returning to those days of Overt Racism and Core Racist Attitudes will REALLY Make America Great Again…FOR WHITE AMERICA.

The Struggle Continues. RLHSR.

Plagiarism….Thievery….Same Thing.


 
MOST WHITES —ESPECIALLY THOSE NAMED TRUMP OR THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN —WOULD NEVER ADMIT THEY “TOOK IDEAS AND WORDS” FROM ANYONE BLACK…and certainly not the Sitting President and the First Lady. That would run counter to the obvious racist philosophy of their campaign. Understand the American Dream is Power and Real Power for many Whites and those Whites who are in the political arena is the POWER you can only attain in the political arena AND as the most powerful man (and woman) in the world. Many White Republicants and correspondingly many White Racists tried and have tried to sabotage and denigrate the presidency of President Obama for the obvious racist reasons. They could not stand to see him succeed yet he did and has “in spite of” their racist tactics. They also do not want to admit THIS BLACK MAN aka The President of the United States of America is smart and clever and bright and intelligent and sharp and a gifted orator.

From day one Racist Republicants sought to tear President Obama down wherever they could. At the same time Barack Obama merely SERVING as president…WORKING in the Oval Office…and he and his family LIVING in the White House was a blow to their White Privilege Political Psyche. He has the Power and they Do Not. They could not defeat him the first time around with McCain…they tried again with Romney…and that did not work either. Now that President Obama is leaving their hope springs eternal, and they feel this IS their shot.

They are now finding out that in addition to having to deal with the racist egotism of a Racist Egotist, he is really a bunch of mirrors and smoke…pun intended. Donald Trump is shallow …not very bright…not gifted other than as a Preeminent Liar …And the final straw is his wife entering the political arena of her own volition —with whomever else— had to STEAL from the wit and the smarts and the sincerity and the honesty and the genuineness of the First Lady and the wife of the man they have been trying to tear down for 8 years. Sincere words about values and how you treat your fellow man and woman by Michelle Obama are not the words you associate with a millionaire/billionaire. VALUES!!! Yet Melania Trump and the Trump Campaign STOLE them anyway….

“…that you work hard for what you want in life; that your word is your bond and you do what you say you're going to do; that you treat people with dignity and respect, even if you don't know them, and even if you don't agree with them.
…(We)… set out to build lives guided by these values, and pass them on to the next generation. Because we want our children — and all children in this nation — to know that the only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work for them.”

Words by a Black Woman regurgitated out of a White Woman's mouth. I guess that made them acceptable to the racists.They stole The Obama's Intellectual Property because their “Grey Matter” is not up to The Obama's Standards and Level. These racist Republicants had to resort to the brilliance of the Black First Lady of the United States of America to put together a speech for the wife of the White Racist Republicant Nominee. Is there any wonder they are pushing back that the OBVIOUS PLAGIARISM is not PLAGIARISM? Their White Psyches now are certainly in the PITS and they are having a FIT!

The Struggle Continues. RLHSR.

America has never admitted that Black Lives Matter.

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WHITE AMERICA DOES NOT WANT BLACK AMERICA TO FOCUS ON RACISM WITH MOVEMENTS LIKE BLACK LIVES MATTER because it highlights the FACT that Whites are responsible for the need to focus on Black Lives Matter. From day one in these As Yet United States of America, no other segment of American Society has been so targeted because no other segment of American Society is as identifiable as Blacks. NO OTHER FORM OF DISCRIMINATION IS AS INSIDIOUS AS DISCRIMINATION BASED ON THE COLOR OF ONE’S SKIN. Not your age, not your sexual preference, not your gender, not your life style, not your religion.

America was built on Racism and White Supremacy and doing unto others especially Blacks whatever way you chose, BECAUSE you could. When this country was founded, Black Lives did not matter. During Slavery, Black Lives certainly did not matter. Even when Blacks were freed after more than 250 years of enslaved bondage to suit White America’s whims and devious and economic fancy, Black Lives did not matter. When slavery ended, and ex-slaves received nothing after centuries of being the Golden Goose for White America, Black Lives did not matter. During the Civil Rights Movement, Black Lives did not matter. When White America Says All Lives Matter as an answer to Black Lives Matter, they are really saying ALL WHITE LIVES MATTER BEFORE YOU. Yet once again, They do not want to hear Black Lives Matter. It’s like charging Reverse Discrimination when America IS a country of Discrimination FIRST. These are the veritable stumbling blocks that White America has used and continues to use to stifle conversation and honest communications about Racism. We must remind White America everyday, and whether they want to be reminded or not, that Black Lives Matter.

Then White America has the nerve to get upset when WE call out their racism. And they laugh when we call out the lack of compensation for their keeping us in chained bondage while working us for free. History has proven America is a Racist country. Where else could a vile Racist run for president from a major political party with a platform of pure core racist attitudes? When we say Black Lives Matter, White America gets up in arms literally and figuratively. It’s an interesting thing that White people are always angry when Blacks focus on the unique traumatic experience called Racism which we face every day…trauma which White America started during slavery and continues until this day. Then you hear things like “Blacks should pull themselves up by their bootstraps”…and we do not have boots. People who are oppressed are always people at the lower end of the economic totem pole.

When I hear privileged Blacks like Charles Barkley and Karl Malone whine about Blacks “need to do better” they do not understand or realize the difference with them and with most Blacks and is that they had entertainment skills which pleased White America and they were able to parlay those entertainment skills into a better life for them and their families. Yet it is a skill which also says you are to be seen and not heard. If Charles Barkley and Karl Malone had to worry where their next meal was coming from and the possibility of being killed by racist police, they would understand. They understood Racism at one time but oh how soon we forget. During the days of slavery, House Niggers were easily identified…so are Karl Malone and Charles Barkley.
 
The Struggle Continues. RLHSR.